Holding the title as the largest bird inhabiting Australia, the adult emu is approximately 2 meters in height and can weigh up to 45 kilograms. This flightless bird is recognised by its long neck, brown feathers, pointed beak and large bright eyes.
Proof Quality 99.9% Pure Silver
The Discover Australia – Emu 2013 1oz coin is struck from 99.9% pure silver in superb proof quality.
Coloured Reverse Design
The coin's reverse depicts an emu against a coloured desert scene incorporating wild flowers and grasses. The inscriptions DISCOVER AUSTRALIA and EMU, The Perth Mint’s ‘P’ mintmark and the 2013 year-date are also included in the design.
Australian Legal Tender
Issued as Australian legal tender, the coin’s obverse depicts the Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the monetary denomination.
Beautiful Packaging and Numbered Certificate
The Discover Australia – Emu 2013 1oz Silver Proof Coin is available in an individual display case or in a five-coin presentation case with the other coins in the series. Both cases feature a timber lid and stylised shipper.
The Perth Mint will release no more than 5,000 of the Discover Australia – Emu 2013 1oz Silver Proof Coin, with an issue limit of 3,500 individual coins and 1,500 for the five-coin sets.
Available Individually or in a Five-Coin Set
This coin is available individually or as part of a five-coin set also featuring a 1oz Kangaroo, Koala, Kookaburra and Platypus coin from the 2013 Discover Australia series.
The Perth Mint is pleased to announce the release of the stunning 2013 Discover Australia silver proof coin series.
With five new designs for 2013, the series will consist of the Emu, Kangaroo, Koala, Kookaburra and Platypus.
Emus are found throughout Australia in woods, bushland, semi-rural areas, scrub, grasslands and deserts. Generally nomadic, the emu is capable of running at great speeds over long distances, with a distinct bouncing motion.
This unique creature also communicates by making a deep-throated sound using the air sacs in its throat.
Unusually, once the female has laid its eggs, the male emu will incubate the eggs and care for the hatchlings to maturity.